Geography is a commonly studied subject in school, and if you’re interested in getting some extra help, or if you simply enjoy the subject, you can use apps on your smartphones or tablets to gain more information or improve your knowledge. From maps to sunsets and everything in between, the following are four of the best apps for geography.
If you’re interested in seeing some of the best maps from around the world, you need National Geographic World Atlas HD. All of the maps on this app provide intricate detail and accuracy, and all of them can be viewed in 3D too. You can even spin and rotate the app to your own liking.
Each map can also be viewed in three different styles, including classic, executive and satellite. While on a map, simply press and hold on a location in order to learn more about it. You can even bookmark your favorite locations and add your own notes.
Along with maps, World Atlas HD also provides a great deal of information about world flags.
2. Google Earth
If you love the desktop version of Google Earth, you’ll surely enjoy the app on your mobile device. Swipe your finger to move from one part of the world to the next. Then view your desired location from a faraway aerial view or zoom in closer for more detail.
Through the app, you can also check out high resolution images. You can browse geo-located photos or read geo-located Wikipedia articles for more information on your surrounding area, or use the browse and search field to get information and views on a specific location of your choice.
3. Living Earth
There are plenty of living phenomenons taking place on our Earth every day, and Living Earth helps you capture them in real time. You can learn more about live clouds in your area based on satellite data. This information can include cloud patterns, tropical storms and even hurricanes.
You can also read a world clock and view the forecast for over 1 million cities throughout the world. You can learn when sunrise and sunset are occurring throughout the globe, and you can watch the actual shadow casted on the earth in real time. You can even watch as the seasons change and experience all of it in high resolution 3D simulation.
4. US Geography
This app is a great way to have a little bit of fun while learning a great deal of information. USGeography allows you to read artlcles or watch videos about a great deal of geographic items and then test your hand at a quiz.
The app allows you to earn achievements for all the right answers you have, which allows you to compete against other app users for the highest score. You can even share these achievements through Facebook.
There are 25 levels in the app, each containing different information for you to peruse. After you have viewed the information, you will be asked a question, and there are over 769 total activity questions. The more you get right, the higher your score.
So if you want to fill your need for geography, use these four apps to provide you with all the information you could possibly want.